Updated: Saturday, 3rd September 2016
Quittance's national network of personal injury solicitors help clients across the country keep more of their compensation.
No matter whether you live in East Calder or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Powerful legislation is in place to give support to injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's panel of injury solicitors have years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.
Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness in East Calder or road accident, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
A no-obligation phone consultation with a East Calder personal injury solicitor will give information and useful advice.
Choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your claim
It can take several months for the majority of claims to conclude. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.
Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to offer specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Will I need to select a local East Calder solicitor ?
The location of a solicitor is not important as injury cases are normally run by phone, post and email.
However, you should go with a company that provides medical facilities near you as you will usually have to attend a medical examination.
Read more : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for displaced metatarsal fractures, for example, ranges from £11,110 to £20,185 (based on 2015 market data).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What should be considered when comparing East Calder solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Which claims for compensation does Quittance handle in East Calder?
Compensation could be claimed for a broad range of injuries in East Calder and across West Lothian. We have assisted with injuries including:
Litigators can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to asthma caused by grain.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole in 2015. They are often related to injuries filed under a different category such as being struck by machinery or a drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like sprained ankles sustained on potholes are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Main St.
East Calder experts for serious injury compensation claims
The impact of a serious or catastrophic injury is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating injury compensation. By relieving the financial pressure a major injury imposes on a Claimant and their family, compensation helps them to concentrate on recovery.
Medical negligence in East Calder
Clinical negligence, until recently referred to as medical negligence, is the term used to describe a failing by a healthcare provider. Our panel of personal injury solicitors acting for West Lothian and East Calder have been instructed on negligence claims brought against hospitals including St John's Hospital, Howden West, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6PP.
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped people, from plasterers to corporate treasurers, to secure financial compensation settlements.
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances panel of best of breed no win, no fee solicitors are experienced in in negotiating maximum settlements for people hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in East Calder.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in East Calder are common. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 502 accidents (450 slight accidents, 47 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Lothian local authority. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 414. Incidents in the East Calder region in 2013 included car crashes on the A71 and A899 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B8046 and B7015 junction.
East Calder No Win, No Fee Lawyers
If you win your injury claim, the costs for your solicitor must be covered by the other party. If your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means you are not required to pay the lawyer's legal costs.
A success fee is levied by East Calder solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike their standard fees, this fee is generally 25 percent and is taken from the Claimant's award.
100% No Win, No Fee
Quittance's specialist personal injury solicitors ensure No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant will not need to pay the solicitor's costs if you do not win your claim.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you choose a solicitor arm yourself with as much information as you think is necessary. Information helps you make the right choice for you.
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Get your injury claim started
You can start your claim here or phone 0800 612 7456.
If you would like to discuss your options or need to ask something else before starting, request a callback at a convenient time or phone on 0800 612 7456.